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Nov. 8, 1938. A. P. WELSH FOLDABLE STOOL - Filed April 24, 1937‘ 2,136,354 2,136,354 Patented Nov. 8, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ‘ 2,136,354. FOLDABLE s'roor. Alonzo 1‘. Welsh, Tyler, Ten, asslgnor of one-third to Roy R. Bivlere, Tyler, Tex. Application April 24, 1937, Serial No. 138,840 _1 Claim. (Cl. 15-265) This invention relates to stools, and its general object is to provide a stool in the form of a fold able step ladder with a foot rest to facilitate cleaning and polishing ‘shoes and a drawer pri 5 marily for housing the cleaning and polishing equipment, the foot rest being carried by the reference numeral 8 are relatively wide and in clude enlarged upper ends 9 to provide rearward ly directed ears III which are pivotally secured to the side walls, as clearly shown in Figure 1, stool or ladder at all times and detachable there from for disposal into and out of use, while the which likewise illustrates the fact that the en- 5 larged upper ends are straight to contact the un derside of the top wall which ends act as abut ment means for said top wall when the device is body of the device provides the top thereof and inset up'position, and when in such position, 10 a seat, as well as a box frame for slidably re ceiving the drawer and to which the legs are connected for foldable association therewith. This invention also. consists in certain other features-of construction and in the combination 15 and arrangement of the several. parts, to be here inafter fully described, illustrated in the accom the front and rear legs are disposed in diverging 10 relation with respect to each other,- soas to amply support the device and prevent tilting thereof. The front and rear legs have pivotally secured thereto diagonal brace members H, and the rear legs are additionally braced by cross brace mem- l5 bers l2 which are disposed in overlapped associa panying drawing and speci?cally pointed out in tion and ?xed together at the point of contact, the appended claims. 1 In describing the invention in detail, reference 20 will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein as well as to the inner edge portions of the rear legs as clearly shown in Figure 1. - The front legs are provided with grooves in the 20 like characters denote like or corresponding parts confronting faces thereof, to receive steps I! which are ?xed in the grooves, and it will be throughout the several views, and in which: Figure ‘1 is a perspective view of the device ' noted as clearly shown in Figure 4, that one of the which forms the subject matter of the present steps is provided with a groove II on the under 25 invention with the foot rest in position for use. Figure 2 is a front view thereof. Figure 3 is a side view of the'device in folded position. ' Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective view illus 30 trating the application of the foot rest to a step of the device. Figure 5 is a fragmentary. rear view showing the application of the foot rest to the device when not in use. 35 4 Referring to the drawing in detail, the refer ‘ ence numeral l indicates the body of my device, which is shown as being a box frame including a front ‘wall 2 having a drawer opening therein, and side walls 3 which are provided with guide ‘ 40 ?anges _ to slidably receive the drawer 4, the side thereof midway its ends for a purpose which 25 will be presently described. The foot rest includes an attaching arm IS in the form of a bracket and which is provided with an enlarged end portion l6 having a slot H ex tending therein for the purpose of receiving the 30 step, in the manner as suggested in Figure 4 which shows that the under lip‘ of the slot ex tends outwardly beyond the upper lip and is re ceivable in the groove I 4, for mounting the foot rest in'position for use as clearly shown in Figure 35 1. The attaching arm may be made of any ma terial suitable for the purpose, but is shown from Figure 4 as being made from ply wood, and ex tends from the enlarged portion at an upward inclination to terminate in a ?at upper surface 40 to which is fixed the rest plate l8 that is shaped to conform to the sole of a shoe for ?tting asso latter in the form as shown having a front wall that extends beyond the sides and bottom of the drawer- to engage the front wall 2, to limit inward ' ciation therewith. When the foot rest is not in movement of the drawer as will be apparent, and use, it is carried by the device and for that pur 45 the drawer is provided with a knob 5. A top wall pose I provide a bracket l9 secured to one of the 45 bracemembers H, of a width to be received in 6 closes the upper end of the box-frame and ex tends outwardly beyond the side and front walls, the slot I1 and the bracket I! includes an arm as well as the rear end portion of the frame, as spaced from the brace member to receive the clearly shown in Figure 3, and it will be obvious 50 that the top wall provides a seat for the device. Pivotally secured to the side walls adjacent to the upper rear ends thereof, and depending there attaching arm between the same and the brace " from, are the rear legs 1 of my device, and it will be noted that the rear legs are relatively‘ narrow, 55 while the front legs which are indicated by the member, as clearly shown in Figure 5. ' 50 It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the in vention will be readily apparent. It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combina- 55 . 2 2,136,864 tion and arrangement of the several parts, pro vided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim. I claim: In a foldable stool in the form of a ladder in cluding a step having a groove in a horizontal surface thereof, a foot rest including an attach ing arm provided at one end with an enlarged portion, said portion being slotted to provide upper and lower lips, the lower lip extending be yond the upper lip and receivable in the groove of the step for cooperation with the upper lip for detachably securing the foot rest to the step, said arm having a ?at upper surface, and a rest plate secured to said ?at surface and shaped to ?t the bottom of a shoe. ALONZO P. WELSH.